Nominated by:

Bibliotheek Gent, Belgium

Münchner Stadtbibliothek, Germany

Publisher of nominated edition:

Hutchinson, USA


Robert Harris      

2017 Longlist

There was a time when Cicero held Caesar’s life in the palm of his hand.

But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero’s life is in ruins.

Cicero’s comeback requires wit, skill and courage.

And for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome.

But politics is never static.

And no statesman, however cunning, can safeguard against the ambition and corruption of others.

(from publisher)

About the Author

Robert Harris is the author of ten bestselling novels including: the Cicero Trilogy – Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator. His novel, An Officer and a Spy, won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Several of his books have been filmed, most recently The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.

Librarian’s Comments

A brilliant historical novel. The last part of the trilogy about the life of the legendary orator and politician, Cicero.

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